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To Share Is To Profit - Towards A Centralised Reserves Database For All

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About this Podcast...

In this exclusive interview, Campbell Airlie, Technical Director at Severn Energy waxes lyrical on unconventionals, government regulation and the need for a publically accessible reserves data stock.

Campbell has over 30 years of experience in reservoir and production engineering and asset management with Schlumberger, BP, Edinburgh Petroleum Services (EPS) and Weatherford. He has held positions as Reservoir Engineering Team Leader for BP's Mature Assets, Development Manager and Technical Director. He has lived or consulted in over 40 countries and has served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in Asset Management. Campbell has degrees in Physics and Petroleum Engineering and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

In the course of the interview, Campbell touches on:

  • The problems with estimating unconventional reserves without a high volume of historical data to work from
  • The keys to developing a successful unconventionals sector in the developing world
  • The importance of government in regulations and nurturing of nascent industries
  • Adopting the Canadian approach for a centralised, publically available reserves database to foster industry development
  • The biggest issue facing in the energy in one word? Population


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